Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster will direct, co-produce and star in an English-language remake of this year’s eccentric Icelandic eco-thriller “Woman at War”.
The story follows a genial middle-aged music teacher hiding a secret life as an outlaw environmental activist with a grudge against the local aluminium industry despoiling the pristine Highlands nearby.
She escalates her one-woman campaign of sabotage when an unexpected letter arrives with news: her adoption application has been approved and a baby girl is awaiting her. The new take will shift the action to the American West.
Foster will reinterpret the role of which was played in the original film by Halldora Geirharosdottir. The original, directed by Benedikt Erlingsson, has been officially submitted for the Foreign Language competition at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards.